|Be Prepared for a chipmunk infestation at Nationals!|
I had my wisdom teeth out in high school and I remember being out of it(more so than usually) for several days and my face was swollen for a week. I would not have considered going for a jog, no less a race. In contrast, Amber had her wisdom teeth taken out yesterday(with just local anesthetic which alone goes to show that she's not human) and is planning on racing in the US Snowshoe Nationals this Saturday!
If you haven't seen pictures as a child, you may never have gotten the full effect of just how much chubby cheek potential she has.
Guess which one is Amber and which one is the chipmunk?
The funny thing is, though, despite this, I still expect that Amber is going to do amazing this Saturday. Looking at the women who have qualified, there certainly are some very strong competitors out there but my bet is on Amber. I went running with her the other day and she put a hurting on me and I'd like to think that's due to her fitness level not mine lacking. The majority of the course, which I ran a couple weeks ago, is in her favor with lots of climbing. She hasn't raced on snowshoes yet this year so I know she be like a chipmunk at the Planter's Factory.
If you have nothing going on this weekend, I'd suggest heading out to Prospect Mountain in Woodford, Vermont to check out some of the best trail, snowshoe and mountain runners in the country vying to be on the US Snowshoe Team and you may even spot some wildlife.
|Amber, Simon, Theodore!|